Father Knows Best was radio show during the 1950s and 1960s. It portrayed an idealized vision of middle-class American life of the era. A total of 203 episodes were produced until it made a debut on television in 1962.
February 7, 2010 Subject:
Robert Young is a national treasure. He elevates the cute and corny scripts into sublime delights.
February 3, 2010 Subject:
Father Knows best ran from August of 1949 until March of 1954 on the NBC radio Network
January 28, 2010 Subject:
You might care to know . . .
. . . that the radio version of Father Knows Best expired in 1953 while the television version was produced from 1954 through 1963. Research and accuracy are our friends. That said, there's something to be said for the radio show being much more of a genuine comedy than the television show, which was probably slightly more a light drama than a full comedy. And it's a kick hearing a slightly different Jim Anderson than would become familiar on television---on radio, he was a little addlepated and a little bit more of a dunderhead. Not to mention hearing the future Wilma Flintsone (Jean Vander Pyl) as the second Margaret Anderson on radio.
September 16, 2009 Subject:
Who has the time?
I've had this conversation! Great show!
October 20, 2008 Subject:
The elusive card game